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by Jules Verne,Pablo Marcos Studio

eBook Around the World in 80 Days (Great Illustrated Classics) download ISBN: 1577656806
Author: Jules Verne,Pablo Marcos Studio
Publisher: Spotlight (January 1, 2002)
Language: English
ePub: 1125 kb
Fb2: 1893 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Doing it in 80 days was a ridiculous notion. So the book was a pure action novel in it's time. Sadly, the passage of time dulls some of Verne's amazing works. 7 people found this helpful.

Doing it in 80 days was a ridiculous notion. Or I could join the space program and circle the entire planet in a little under 90 minutes) So in today's society, Around The World in 80 Days isn't exactly an action story. But it's still a GREAT adventure story! As a kid I read this book and thought it was an amazing adventure.

Around the World in Eighty Days. One is under the most common title AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by George Makepeace Towle (though his name does not always appear and, in error, is sometimes listed as "anonymous"); the other - this one - is under the less common title 'ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by Henry Frith. Some of Jules Verne's books hold up like that over the years. He was one of the most creative futurists of his day. Around the World in 80 Days. But now the things he saw as existing in the distant future are things that we read about in history books.

Hardcover, Great Illustrated Classics, 239 pages. Published 1989 by Baronet Books (first published 1977). it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends

Hardcover, Great Illustrated Classics, 239 pages. it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends. If he could travel around the world in 80 days he would win 2. 00 pounds! He tries his best to get everything on time and of course the fastest transportation. During his travels he meets this beautiful Indian princess, that is mistaken for a huge crime and the detective is trying to stop them during this trip. Will Phileas Fogg make it in time and win the winnings? will he get stopped by the detective and get arrested? I Chose it's a classic, about Phileas Fogg he has a bet with his friends.

This series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. The Meteor Hunt marks the first English translation from Jules Verne’s own text of his delightfully satirical and visionary novel.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Great Illustrated Classics). This series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educators using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70-page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. While other, questionable versions of the novel have appeared-mainly, a significantly altered text by Verne’s son Mich.

I love this Jules Verne novel in its original form. This Urdu rendition, however, was so poorly translated that it is not only not the same story, it is not even intelligible Urdu

I love this Jules Verne novel in its original form. This Urdu rendition, however, was so poorly translated that it is not only not the same story, it is not even intelligible Urdu. Pablo Marcos' illustrations are fantastic (to be expected from the guy who also illustrated Batman comics in the '60s and '70s). This adaptation is abridged in a way that leaves out little of any importance while still being succinct enough and including plenty of explanations for young readers.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in French in 1872. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (£2,242,900 in 2019) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. The story starts in London on Wednesday, 2 October 1872.

In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
Comments: (7)
Siralune
Now I know why this is a classic. Thought I'd give some of the classics a try and picked this one. I think they made a Disney movie of it but I never saw that one. So I didn't know what to expect. Was very pleasantly surprised, great characters and an exciting story that had me hooked right from the start and kept me reading late a couple of nights as I had to know how it would turn out. I'll be checking out the author's other works as well.
Kabandis
This was one classic I just didn't get around to reading for the longest time -- I was familiar with its premise and had even seen bits and pieces of the mediocre Jackie Chan film based on it, but never actually read it myself. Ironically, I ended up finally picking up the book on a trip of my own, and read it on the plane. And while it comes across as a travelogue of its era at times, it's an entertaining story nonetheless, and a testament to one man's determination to traverse the globe in 80 days.

Phileas Fogg is a practical, logical man with very predictable habits... so it comes across as a shock to both his newly hired servant, Passepartout, and the gentlemen's club he belong's to when he takes up a wager that will have him seeking to circumnavigate the world in no fewer than 80 days! With the long-suffering but eager to please Passepartout and a lovely Indian woman in tow, Fogg sets out to circle the world by train, steamship, elephant, sled, and any other means he can. But his journey is not without its mishaps or complications... the worst being a detective who suspects the journey is a ploy by Fogg to get away with a crime, and seeks to stop his journey at all costs...

The writing in this book can come across as a little stilted, especially to modern-readers. I attribute this partly to the common writing style of the time period and partly to the fact that this book is a translation -- often writing styles get lost in the shift from one language to the next. The story still manages to move at a fairly steady pace, though occasionally it gets bogged down in odd places. The story comes to a screeching halt at one point to deliver a history of the Mormon church in Utah, for example -- interesting, but hardly pertinent to the story -- and at other points pauses to make copious notes about the geography and architecture of wherever they happen to be. This makes it come across almost as a travelogue at times.

Fogg is a hard character to get to like at first -- so logical and seemingly without feeling that he's hard to relate to. His valet, Passepartout, is a much more relatable character, a hapless everyman dragged along in his master's footsteps but still willing to please. And as the story progresses Fogg reveals a warmer side to his personality, and gradually shows himself to be heroic as well as determined and not without sympathy toward others. And even Fix, the detective doggedly pursuing Fogg and his servant, is shown to be a decent character just trying to do justice as he sees it. The Indian woman who travels with them for much of the trip has little personality of her own, though -- she seems tossed in just to serve as a romantic interest. Ah well.

Also, a few bits included in this book are a little harsher in hindsight. An offhand remark about the number of bison blocking the train tracks and wishing they could just shoot them all can make the reader wince when they realize that bison were nearly driven to extinction in just such a manner...

While a little dated and slow to start, "Around the World in 80 Days" is still an entertaining adventure story, and while today one can traverse the world in a much shorter time, this is still a fascinating look at how it was done in centuries' past. And it's certainly a LOT better than the Jackie Chan film...
Rigiot
A much enjoyed classic of Jules Verne. Though, I have found Butcher translations of Verne not the best version of translations. Butcher , in my opinion, does not ‘hold true’ to basic commonly used verbiage. He uses MANY words when he could have and should have used fewer. (In other words, he is long winded). Again, this is just my opinion on That topic. On the whole, a very very good book .
Rocksmith
This is the original version with a few corrections in grammar or spelling.

I bought this to compare it to Michael Todd's movie of the same name. An informational video I had seen about the movie made some extravagant claims, so I bought this to check out those claims. Todd had wanted the cast as you see them because they fit Verne's description. The book proved that. Todd had wanted most everything that the book has (all of the story line). It does. Then on top of that, the story is truly wonderful. It is upliftting and fun at times, and harrowing and suspenseful at others. I was very pleased with this book. You will be too, especiallyu if you've seen Michael Todd's production of this in his 1950s movie. Hell. Buy this book and buy the movie too. Both are delightfully entertaining!
Fani
I loved this book so much! Phileas Fogg makes a wager he can travel the world in 80 days. The book follows his journey, which is so fun. Along the way he travels by train, boat, elephant, and more. The dialogue is excellent, and the story is so fun!

I would recommend this book to pretty much everyone. It's a classic adventure story. Who doesn't love a good adventure? The plot is fast-paced, and the dialogue is well-written. The book is also very descriptive, which makes the journey seem very believable.

Phileas is such a great English hero. He never gets flustered or shows worry. He just does what he has to do to succeed. Passpartout, his servant, is a great character, too. He doesn't initially want to travel the world, but he quickly becomes very enthusiastic for the journey.
Quphagie
FYI: There are TWO free public domain editions of this wonderful Jules Verne novel currently available in the Kindle Store. One is under the most common title AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by George Makepeace Towle (though his name does not always appear and, in error, is sometimes listed as "anonymous"); the other -- this one -- is under the less common title 'ROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and is translated by Henry Frith. Both are technically accurate (enough) renderings of Verne's French into the English language, but Towle's version is a tad smoother and easier to read than Frith's whose English syntax tends to be occasionally stilted and choppy. Therefore, I would advise any prospective reader of this public domain freebie by Frith to still download it, but to ALSO download the other free public domain version (that is by Towle but not identified as such); read the first few pages of each and decide which of the two you will wish to continue reading from start to finish. I strongly suspect you will prefer Towle (5-stars) over Frith (4-stars). But whichever one you choose, Verne's tale is terrific, and for more than a few pleasant hours you will find yourself vicariously traveling around the world with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout.